May 27, 2017

Awards Season Roundup: Trades aren’t kind to Tyler Perry’s “Girls”

By Sean O’Connell’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race.

Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls,” an adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s beloved play, received its first reviews. They aren’t pretty. The Hollywood Reporter calls it a “train wreck.” Variety was equally cruel. Positive reviews are starting to hit on other sites, though. Shadow And Act calls it “the best thing Perry has done to date,” so expect plenty of feedback leading up to the film’s anticipated Nov. 5 release.

The Academy might be able to scare up the 16 animated titles it needs to fill out the field.

Anne Thompson praises Sam Rockwell in “Conviction.”

Pete Hammond covers the American Cinematheque tribute to Martin Scorsese from the angle of how it will benefit “Shutter Island” in the Oscar race.

While TOH notes that the two are eyeing an American remake of Michael Haneke’s 2005 thriller, “Cache.”

Looking ahead, Terrence Malick’sTree of Life” gets a release date: May 27, 2011.

Tom O’Neil delivers a swift kick to Jim Carrey’s Oscar hopes for “Phillip Morris.”

And any film that manages to lure such heavy hitters as Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock AND Oprah Winfrey deserves mention on an Awards Roundup page. So here. The three reportedly will star in a comedy for “Sex and the City” director Michael Patrick King.

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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